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The Halo Effect And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy In The Classroom: A Study Of Teachers' Influence On The Intellectual Development Of Physically Unattractive Students, Trena Minudri Apr 1991

The Halo Effect And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy In The Classroom: A Study Of Teachers' Influence On The Intellectual Development Of Physically Unattractive Students, Trena Minudri

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The role students' attractiveness plays in teachers' perceptions and attitudes was first discovered by Dion in the early 1970's. The educational arena, already torn by evidence of discrimination by race and gender, was now faced with yet another controversy. The possibility of children being disadvantaged in the classroom because they lacked personal beauty instilled fear and curiosity in the minds of educators, psychologists and parents. This fear lead to two decades of research, with even more controversial findings. This study synthesizes literature from the late 1960's to the late 1980's in the disciplines of educational, social, and ...


Compliance-Gaining Strategies: Resistance In The College Classroom, Mark Meister Apr 1991

Compliance-Gaining Strategies: Resistance In The College Classroom, Mark Meister

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The focus of this project is the study of compliance-gaining communication strategies used by college instructors within the classroom environment. In order to effectively illustrate the relevance of compliance-gaining strategies in human communication, a discussion of behavior alteration techniques used by both experienced, and individuals preparing to become teachers will be presented. Since the students are the target variables, which most of the effect is directed, a discussion and analysis of both destructive and constructive student resistance strategies is also included in the discussion.


Peer Counseling Training And Resident Assistant Job Performance, Jennifer Duvernay Apr 1991

Peer Counseling Training And Resident Assistant Job Performance, Jennifer Duvernay

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

This study was designed to evaluate the effects of peer counseling skills training on resident assistant job performance. Training in peer counseling skills was given to six of seventeen resident assistants working in the residence halls of Carroll College in the academic year 1990-1991. The communication skills taught in this training included attending, empathizing, questioning, summarizing, genuineness, assertiveness and confrontation. At the end of the semester, a job performance evaluation form was distributed to the students occupying the residence halls on campus. Comparisons of student evaluations for resident assistants who had been trained and resident assistants who had not been ...